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Is Decentralisation in Iraq being Reversed?

By Ali Al-Mawlawi (pictured). Is the Decentralisation Process in Iraq being Reversed? There have been growing signs in Iraq since summer 2018 that the process of devolving powers to local governments is being rolled back – and for justifiable reasons, many would argue. Parliament’s most recent decision to suspend all provincial councils is arguably the […]

Public Payroll Expansion in Iraq: Causes and Consequences

By Ali Al-Mawlawi. Public Payroll Expansion in Iraq: Causes and Consequences The public payroll in Iraq has grown unchecked since 2003, commensurate with the country’s vastly expanding oil wealth. With few alternative sources of government income, the state budget’s growth poses worrying questions about whether this ongoing trend can be sustained without risking economic ruin. […]

Understanding the Drivers of Conflict in Iraq

By Toby Dodge, Zeynep Kaya, Kyra Luchtenberg, Sarah Mathieu-Comtois, Bahra Saleh, Christine M. van den Toorn, Andrea Turpin-King and Jessica Watkins. It has now been over a year since the liberation of Mosul by Iraqi government forces in July 2017. This victory marks a new stage in the violent conflict that has destabilised Iraq since […]

IBBC Members Enjoy Annual Retreat

Members of the Iraq Britain Business Council (IBBC), leading political figures and experts gathered in the tranquil setting of Cumberland Lodge, Windsor Great Park, at the weekend for the IBBC’s annual retreat. The weekend was spent holding discussions and talks on different aspects that affect doing business in Iraq. The event opened on Friday evening […]

Video Interview: Saad Jawad on Iraq

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Saad Jawad, Professor of Political Science and Senior Fellow of the Middle East Centre at the London School of Economics (LSE), talks to Al Jazeera about the situation in Iraq.